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Dimensions in Time

Production Code: C280X

First Transmitted

1 - 26/11/1993 20.00

2 - 27/11/1993 18.45


Episode Endings

The Rani says, 'You're all going on a very long journey.'

Ace and the Doctor enter the TARDIS, the Doctor commenting that "I, I mean we, are difficult to get rid of!"


Quantum Leap.

Sapphire and Steel.

Dialogue Disasters

The Doctor : "I should be taking it easy, not bounding around like some Megaluthian Slimeskimmer."

The Doctor : "Who was that terrible woman?"

The Doctor : "Pickled in time!"


The Rani attempts to trap the Doctor and his companion in a [collapsing] time trap. [The Rani uses the Doctor's memories. To him and his companion, their perspective is juggled so that they appear as different individuals. The presence of K9 indicates that whatever they look like to the outside world, and each other, this is the fourth Doctor and Romana. Amongst the hallucinations are Captain Yates driving Bessie, the sixth Doctor meeting the Brigadier and a middle aged Susan, and Leela understanding big words.]

The Rani has assembled a menagerie of cloned specimens (including a Cyberman, an Ogron and a Prydonian Time Lord). She possesses a computer with all of the genetic codes and brain patterns of 'every living creature in the cosmos' [an exaggeration]. With this, 'evolution is hers to control' [another exaggeration]. She needs a human to complete her menagerie, but kidnapping Romana puts a second 'time brain' into her computer.


East London (a 'dreary backwater' 3 miles from the Cutty Sark site), in a time loop of 1973, 1993 and 2013.

Fashion Victim

Flares are back 'in' in 2013.

Cast & Crew


The Doctor - Tom Baker

The Doctor - Peter Davison

The Doctor - Sylvester McCoy

The Doctor - Colin Baker

The Doctor - Jon Pertwee

Ace - Sophie Aldred

Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart - Nicholas Courtney

Leela - Louise Jameson

Liz Shaw - Caroline John

Melanie - Bonnie Langford

Nyssa - Sarah Sutton

Peri - Nicola Bryant

Romana - Lalla Ward

Sarah Jane Smith - Elisabeth Sladen

Susan Foreman - Carole Ann Ford

Victoria Waterfield - Deborah Watling

Voice of K9 - John Leeson

Argolin - Anthony Hopkinson

Captain Yates - Richard Franklin

Cyberman - Tony Kirke

Cyberman - David Miller

Cyrian - Sam West

Fifi operator - Stephen Mansfield

Frank - Mike Reid

Gita - Shobu Kapoor

Grant Mitchell - Ross Kemp

Ian Beale - Adam Woodyatt

Kathy Beale - Gillian Taylforth

Kiv - Philip Newman

Mandy - Nicola Stapleton

Mawdryn mutant - Paul Lunn

Mogarian - Steven Coats

Monster - Andrew Kent

Monster - Roger Dilley

Ogron - Derek Handley

Pat Butcher - Pam St Clement

Pauline Fowler - Wendy Richard

Phil Mitchell - Steve McFadden

Plasmaton - Tim Packham

Ruffian - Alan Cave

Sanjay - Deepak Verma

Sea Devil - Mike Fillis

The Rani - Kate O'Mara

Time Lord - Andrew Beech

Tractator/Tetrap/Zog/Dragon operator - Martin Wilkie

Vanir - J.F. Rosenblum

Vervoid - Anthony Clark

Voc-Robot - Ilona MacDonald

Young Ian Beale - Tim Handel


Director - Stuart McDonald

Assistant Floor Manager - Jenny Drewett

Costumes - Ken Trew

Designer - Derek Evans

Incidental Music - Keff McCulloch

Lighting Director - Dave Wells

Lighting Director - Alan Rixon

Production Assistant - Gary Broadhurst

Production Co-ordinator - Maggie Greenhalgh

Production Manager - Gary Downie

Technical Manager - David Spencer

Visual Effects - Mike Tucker

Writer - John Nathan-Turner

Writer - David Roden

Bottom Line - from The Discontinuity Guide

'Change. You. Me. Everything. As though someone is rooting through my personal timestream.' Nostalgic and camp, amusing nonsense.

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This episode guide is made up of the text of The Discontinuity Guide by Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping, and Doctor Who: The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker.

The Discontinuity Guide © Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping 1995.
Doctor Who: The Television Companion © David J Howe and Stephen James Walker 1998, 2003.

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